Originally Posted by Fat Meru
People need to stop throwing the word outclassed around like they know what it means.
Alakazam has 5 more base speed, 10 more base SpA, access to Encore. Azelf can never outclass Encore, it can perform a different niche, but Encore (or even enough speed to reliably beat things like Starmie and ScarfScizor) can be enough reason to use Alakazam instead of Azelf without being "outclassed".
What he said.
Please, don't let Heracross drop and Uxie rise. I'm fucked if either happen.